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Great Vigil of Easter

Approximately 140 people from seven churches gathered on the beach in Yorktown for the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday evening. Ministers and parishioners from Abingdon Episcopal Church (White Marsh), Apostles Lutheran Church (Gloucester), Kingston Episcopal Parish (Mathews), Grace Episcopal Church (Yorktown), St. John’s Episcopal Church (West Point), Christ the King Episcopal (Tabb) and Reformation Lutheran Church (Newport News) participated in the service. One baptism, three confirmations, and one reception were included in the ceremony that took place as the sun set and the full moon rose. The Great Vigil is an ancient liturgy in the Christian tradition that is the first proclamation of the Resurrection each year.

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